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Therapist, Mental Health & Addiction, Addiction Medicine Program
Job Type:
Perm F/T
City, Province, Country:
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Allied Health
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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Therapist, Addiction and Mental Health in our Addiction Medicine Program, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. You'll provide a combination of treatment planning, clinical case coordination and direct service through both individual and group work for individuals struggling with complex mental health and/or addictions. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Hours of work: Master schedule with one evening weekly and occasional weekends per schedule

What you'll be doing

• Coordinate, initiate and may conduct assessments to help guide treatment planning
• Provide case management services including service planning, coordination, navigation, and evaluation of progress
• Provide individual and group psychotherapy utilizing evidence-informed practices including Motivational Interviewing, Stage-Matched Intervention, Trauma-Informed approaches, Brief Solution-focused Therapy, CBT and DBT informed approaches, including CPT and other evidence-based practices where applicable
• Offer individual and group support to family members and lead group counseling and education sessions.
• Work in close collaboration with the Physicians and clinical team to monitor the patient experience through ongoing meetings to review progress, create and adjust treatment plans, and liaise with referral sources
• Take responsibility to develop and implement discharge planning and referral to appropriate community resources
• Identification of discharge needs based on the comprehensive patient assessment and care plan
• Provide service and team leadership by establishing treatment goals and working with the patient and other team members to develop action steps to meet these goals
• Lead team monitoring and evaluation of progress on the treatment plan
• Act as a communication lead among the patient, the team and program, internal and external ensuring communication of a critical nature takes place
• Complete documentation and record-keeping as per Homewood Health Centre and governing College policies

What we're looking for

• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a recognized Social Science program with addiction specific education
• Must be a member in good standing with the relevant regulatory college/governing body in Ontario or in pursuit of relevant credential, OCSWSSW, COTO, CNO, or registration as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists
• Competent in the provision of CBT, DBT and other evidence based approaches for the treatment of complex mental health conditions and substance use disorder
• Demonstrated skills and experience in assessment and treatment, using evidence-based practice
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to facilitate and lead an interdisciplinary team, orchestrating team resources
• Individual and group counselling skills including the ability to present psycho-education to large groups
• Capacity to deliver inclusive and culturally responsive approaches
• Knowledge of addictions and concurrent issues along a continuum of care
• Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to own vehicle where required
• Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, PHIPA, Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, Health Care Consent Act

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

What Our Team Has To Say

I work in a team-oriented atmosphere. Its the type of environment that makes you enjoy coming to work every day.

- Allison,Return to Work Services

Every day I feel well supported and I know that my work is appreciated at every level of the organization.

- Tamaura,Homewood Health Centre

Its gratifying to know that the services we provide through this vital work truly make a difference.

- Gabor,Stay at Work Services